People take part in a rally near a studio building of Rustavi 2 TV station in Tbilisi on October 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VANO SHLAMOV
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Georgian civil rights groups said Friday a court decision to install a new management team in the country's largest independent TV station threatened media freedom and democracy in the former Soviet republic.On Tuesday, the court restored a controlling stake in the highly popular TV station to Kibar Khalvashi. A co-owner of the channel from 2004 to 2006, Khalvashi said he was forced by Georgian government officials at that time to sell his stake.That did not reassure critics of the court move, who also included Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili, who is often at loggerheads with the government.Khalvashi cannot take back his controlling stake in Rustavi 2 straight away due to a ruling from Georgia's Constitutional Court which says verdicts cannot take immediate force.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE